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INTRO: Class of 2016 "DJ Russell"
By: Jeff Meadows
To be considered among the top of your peers in anything you do, you MUST be or have the TOTAL PACKAGE and class of 2016 6'5 MULTI-SKILLED (W) DJ Russell from Jacksonville, FL is just that, THE TOTAL PACKAGE! "We work very hard every day" said DJ father D'Wayne Russell. "We've been on the grind sort of speak for about a full year now and the hard work has & is paying off". DJ has been subtly PUTTING IN WORK over the past year for one of the top AAU PROGRAMS OF ALL TIMES the Atlanta Celtics, a program that has produced a number pros most notable Orlando Magic's D'Wight Howard and Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith. "Playing with the Celtics is a dream come true" said DJ Russell "It's a great program and I'm looking forward to my future with the Celtics ".
I had the chance to watch DJ put his skills on display at the John Lucas International Middle School Combine "JLIMSC" and here's my description. DJ played extremely well in all weekend long in fact, DJ played well enough to make Hoopsreport's TOP 50 list at the camp. Offensively, DJ has the TOTAL PACKAGE meaning, DJ put everything on display, mid range, long ball and often slashing to the basket and finishing contested and uncontested lay ups. Defensively, DJ's athleticism and length constantly made things difficult for the opposition not to mention the fact that DJ is a very good rebounder on both ends.
DJ'S INTERVIEW ON NBC'S JACKSONVILLE'S CHANNEL 4 NEWS.
There are often perks that come with working hard and being dedicated to what you do and earlier this week DJ got rewarded for his hard and dedication with an interview from NBC'S channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL which turned out GREAT, take a look. http://www.news4jax.com/D-J-Russell-Rising-Hoops-Star/-/475982/13665420/-/jt57cq/-/index.html.
My outlook on DJ Russell is this, DJ is definitely a TOP PROSPECT IN THE CLASS OF 2016 and given the fact that DJ is LONG, ATHLETIC, LEAN AND HAS A GREAT MOTOR, I would be shocked if DJ does not remain a TOP PROSPECT IN THE CLASS OF 2016.
WHERE WILL DJ LAND IN HOOPSREPORT'S 2016 NPR'S?
With Hoopsreport embarking on it's HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, FIRST TIME EVER 8TH GRADE NATIONAL PLAYER RANKINGS DJ will definitely be ranked among the top players in his class but now the question becomes "Where will DJ fall in Hoopsreport's class of 2016 NPR'S"? Your just gonna have to keep logging on to find out.
HOOPSREPORT'S CLASS OF 2016 NPR'S
Coming in June Hoopsreport will be putting out our HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, FIRST TIME EVER 8TH GRADE, CLASS OF 2016 NATIONAL PLAYER RANKINGS and trust me, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT!
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